Envisaged Review of the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC)

Published:
29 July, 2010
Policies and Issues:
General Product Safety Directive (GPSD)

The safety of consumers is of great concern to Orgalime and the industries it represents, as our members duly consider product safety and compliance with applicable legislation as pre-requisites for placing their products on the EU market.

Orgalime believes that there is no urgent need to revise the GPSD, since the adoption of regulation 765/2008/EC now provides a single set of rules for the market surveillance of both consumer and professional products under harmonised Community legislation.  On the contrary we feel that the constant change of legislation affecting our products just creates unnecessary burdens on our companies, including the many SMEs that we represent. For other consumer products that could circulate freely on the market under Regulation 764/2008/EC, the GPSD has efficiently performed as a safety net since January 2004.

Improvement in consumer safety can be best achieved by efficient enforcement of the existing New Legislative Framework (Regulation 765/2008/EC and Decision 768/2008/EC) and all related product safety directives.

PP_review of the GPSD_Jul10.pdf (252.4 KB)Download
Responsible:
Philippe Portalier
Position:
Director Internal Market & Standardisation
Responsible:
Caio Lobo
Position:
Junior Adviser

Latest Tweets

Follow us on Twitter
RT @DigIndEU: RT @DigIndEU: New opportunities for European #SMEs to go digital. @SAE_EU & @I4MS_EU have opened several calls to help companies implement…
1 day 9 hours ago
RT @ristori20: RT @ristori20: Energy #renovation and #BuildingAutomation controls could become a real European source of investment, growth jobs and bette…
2 days 6 hours ago
Europe at the forefront of #4IR technology development - nice overview of IoT patent stats from EPO https://t.co/FOH4celcun via @wef
2 days 9 hours ago